The 2023 MLB Playoffs are here, and the Wild Card matchups begin on October 3. The fresh autumn air makes for the busiest time of year on the sports calendar. Get ready for weekday afternoon baseball, the heart of the NFL season, and the beginning of the NBA and NHL regular seasons.
The Philadelphia Phillies will face the Miami Marlins in the National League Wild Card Series at Citizens Bank Park. Besides the ultimate focus in the City of Brotherly Love, the rest of baseball has some intriguing matchups in the opening round.
Phillies to Face Marlins
The Phillies own the best home-field advantage in Major League Baseball. The rowdy Philadelphia fans plan on bringing the heat during Red October. Expect to see the red rally towels waving when the Marlins visit Citizens Bank Park.
Bryce Harper has elevated himself to folk hero status in Philadelphia. His home run in the 2022 National League Championship Series lit the city on fire. However, he hopes to accomplish the ultimate goal in 2023 by earning his first World Series ring.
The Phillies will send ace Zack Wheeler to the mound in Game 1 against Miami, and Aaron Nola will start Game 2.
2023 MLB Playoffs: Wild Card Series Matchups
As always, the focus is on the hometown team. Phillies fans shouldn’t let that stop them from enjoying one of the most exciting playoff systems in all of sports. The 162-game marathon is over, and the playoff sprint is here.
Each team will play in a best-of-three series. All game times will stay consistent throughout the series. Each series will also air on the same network for the Wild Card Round.
The National League has a pair of powerhouse teams waiting for the Wild Card winners. The Atlanta Braves will wait for the winner of the Phillies-Marlins series.
The American League matchups feature a pair of 90+ win teams facing each others and a pair of team that landed in the 80s facing off.